Group Management Accountant – VIVALDA Group Plc

The Role:  Full time, permanent

Location:  95 Aston Church Road, Aston, Birmingham B7 5RQ

Remuneration:  Competitive (dependent on experience).

Benefits: 28 Days holiday (including Bank Holidays, plus additional days for long service), a contributory pension scheme, life assurance, health cash plan, HSF perkbox and on-site parking.

The Company:

Established in London in 1999, the Vivalda Group of Companies have grown organically into the UK’s leading supplier of specialist building materials.  We have an annual turnover approaching £36 million and operate from numerous locations across the UK and Ireland.

Job Purpose:

Reporting directly to the Financial Controller, you will become the key stakeholder in the financial planning and analysis pillar of the finance department where your skills will develop and enhance the current reporting bundle.  You will also assist with month end and a system upgrade for the Vivalda group of companies. You will play an integral part in the development, growth and successful completion of the objectives of the Finance department.

Why take the role?

This role is a great chance to join a profitable dynamic group who have increased sales year on year for the past twelve years.  The business has grown significantly over the past four years and the board of directors are putting in place the foundations for the next phase of growth including the significant investment in an ERP platform.  The group place employees at the heart of their plan and as well as the employees benefits package, every week teams within the group will finish work early and have an end of the week social event.

Key Responsibilities

  • Become a key partner in the development of the Group’s financial planning and analysis specifically looking at:
    1. Sales reporting
    2. Gross Profit Margin
    3. Stock
    4. Purchases
    5. Rebates
    6. Overhead analysis
  • Enhancing the group budgeting and forecasting framework
  • Assisting with the preparation of the consolidated management accounts for 12 companies
  • Provide variance analysis and commentary in support of the quarterly and monthly reports as directed
  • Identify new revenue opportunities or cost savings through variance analysis
  • Provide ad-hoc management reports as required
  • Be part of the ERP implementation team
  • Take responsibility of supplier rebate process
  • Challenge the posting accuracy of all transactions
  • Suggest and implement improvements in the current systems

Person Specification

Accounting and Systems

  • Minimum 5 years accounting experience in a busy, progressive and tightly managed business, including monthly reporting, annual budget preparations, financial modelling
  • Extensive experience of computerised accounting systems
  • Demonstrable experience of implementing new accounts systems
  • Highly proficient Microsoft Office user

 Analytical Skills

  • Ability to ‘think outside the box’ and to assimilate data into meaningful financial information
  • Ability to deliver objective, accurate, high quality reports to deadlines
  • Strong spreadsheet manipulation skills and aptitude for Excel work
  • A meticulous and methodical approach
  • Accuracy and attention to detail are absolute requirements to be successful in this role

 People Skills

  • Good organisational and inter-personal skill
  • Able to communicate both verbally and in the written form effectively at all levels within a large organisation
  • Self-motivated and a consistent performer under pressure
  • Flexible approach to work
  • Must have a “can do attitude”


  • CIMA or ACCA qualified or studying towards qualification

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